On 12 June, the US Treasury Department published the National Money Laundering Risk Assessment and the National Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment. The assessments seek to survey the current US anti-money laundering (“AML”) landscape and discuss the ways in which entities attempt to launder money through the US financial system. Generally, regulators hope that companies read these assessments to better situate their AML programmes.
On 23 June, the UK published its National Strategic Assessment of Serious and Organised Crime. It contains a section on money laundering and discusses the current risks and trends seen by UK law enforcement officials.